LBTC’s Roy Keller Presented Lecture for the National Academies

11/26/2014 12:43 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Business and Technology Center’s Director of the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office, or LTTO, Roy Keller recently was an invited speaker at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. The lecture covered the LTTO’s partnership with NASA, and the workshop event focused on the role of state programs in complementing and leveraging the Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, and Small Business Technology Transfer, or STTR, programs for regional growth.

Keller was one of four speakers selected from business incubators across the country to speak on the topic.

“It was quite an honor to be selected by the National Academies to explain Louisiana’s partnership with NASA and other federal agencies,” Keller said.

The National Academies was commissioned by several federal agencies that were acting under a Congressional mandate to assess the SBIR and STTR programs. The workshop served as a means to provide the National Academies with information on the role of state agencies in relation to the SBIR and STTR programs.

The National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, and advises the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. The National Academies work shapes sound policies, informs public opinions, and advances the pursuit of science, engineering and medicine.

About the Louisiana Business & Technology Center
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center is a 26 year old technology business incubator that is located on the LSU Innovation Park and has 34 businesses and 31 student-owned businesses in its 60,000 square foot incubator.  The LBTC focuses on science and technology that parallel the strengths of LSU in engineering, advanced materials, agriculture, food technology, electronics, digital media, energy, chemistry, veterinary medicine and bio-technology.  The LBTC offers business counseling and access to LSU resources and support for businesses to compete for and win Small Business Innovation Research grants from the federal labs.  

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014